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DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

Watch your babes absolutely light up when they get to see their new feathered friends flocking into snack on these DIY backyard cookie cutter bird feeders. And believe me, if those birds could talk, they would definitely be giving their compliments to the chef! 

What you’ll need for the cookie cutter bird feeders

  • 2 cups of birdseed (You can find this at the grocery store in the pet aisle!)
  • 2 7 gram packets of gelatin (a box usually has 4 packs!)
  • 2/3 cup of boiling water
  • Wooden skewers OR plastic straws
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • Cookie Cutters (we used stars but you can use any shape you’d like!)
  • Twine
DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders Ingredients
DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders

How to

Step 1: Add gelatin packets to the boiling water and stir while the gelatin dissolves.

DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders Step 1

Step 2: Add in the birdseed while continuing to stir, make sure all of the seeds are evenly coated and all the gelatin/water mixture is absorbed.

DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders Step 2

Step 3: Place your cookie cutter onto a piece of aluminum foil (or parchment paper) and spray with a bit of nonstick cooking spray .

DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders Step 3

Step 4: Fill your cookie cutter with your mixture, make sure to pack them as tightly as possible.

DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders Step 4

Step 5: Next, shimmy in a wooden skewer just to make sure you have a small hole to tie the twine through later on. (You can use a plastic straw also! Just a little something to create a hole in your seed mixture.) 

Step 6: Let the cookie cutter bird feeders rest!  

We chose to put ours into the freezer to help with the setting time. They usually take a couple of hours, if not overnight, until they are firmly set. If you do put them in the freezer, be sure to let them thaw out on the counter afterward to ensure everything has completely dried out!

Step 7: Gently pop the cookie cutter bird feeders out of the cookie cutters and remove the wooden skewer/plastic straw. Add a little twine, and hang on your favorite tree.

DIY Backyard Cookie Cutter Bird Feeders Finished Product

Bon appetit birdies!

About the Creator!

I’m Sammy, originally from San Francisco, now residing in sunny Southern California raising my tribe full time. I traded in my leather pants and rooftop martinis for tutus and sippy cups and I’ve never looked back!

I am a mommy to 4 little blossoms; Daisy (7), identical twins Fox & Birdy (4), and cool dude Roar (2).  To say there’s never a dull moment would be an understatement.  I’ve always had a knack for crafting, so having my mini crew to create with makes it that much better! We are always finding new projects to perfect, crafts to create, and never passing up a good dance party! 

You can follow us on Instagram at @sammy_poff!


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